Laona ventricosa

Laona ventricosa (Jeffreys, 1865)

Laona ventricosa @ Artsdatabanken - Cephalaspids of Norway by Manuel Malaquias


  • Amphisphyra ventricosa Jeffreys, 1865 (original)
  • Philine velutinoides G.O. Sars, 1878
  • Rhinodiaphana ventricosa (Jeffreys, 1865)
  • Utriculus ventrosus Jeffreys, 1867
  • Philine ventricosa (Jeffreys, 1865)




  • Ventricosa. From the Latin “ventricosus”, which means swollen or inflated.


Known georeferenced records of the species: Laona ventricosa
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions


    Western Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Eastern Mediterranean: ☆☆☆☆☆
    Atlantic Ocean: ☆☆☆☆☆

This chart displays the monthly observation probability for Laona ventricosa based on our own records.

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    Ballesteros, M., E. Madrenas, and M. Pontes. 2023. OPK - Opistobranquis. (
    Cervera, J. L., G. Calado, C. Gavaia, M. A. E. Malaquías, J. Templado, M. Ballesteros, J. C. García-Gómez, and C. Megina. 2004. An annotated and updated checklist of the opisthobranchs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Spain and Portugal (including islands and archipelagos). Boletín Instituto Español de Oceanografía, 20 (1-4): 1-111. L.
    Crocetta, F., and L. P. Tringali. 2017. Remarks on Philine striatula Monterosato, 1874 ex Jeffreys ms., with a survey on Philinidae J.E. Gray, 1850 (1815) sensu lato (Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea) recently ascribed to the Mediterranean fauna. Mar.Biodiv.
    WoRMS Editorial Board. 2023. World Register of Marine Species. WoRMS. (

    Bibliography based on the works by Steve Long, 2006. Bibliography of Opisthobranchia 1554-2000 and Gary McDonald, 2009. Bibliographia Nudibranchia, with later updates from other resources.

Further reading

Cite this article as:

Ballesteros, M., Madrenas, E. & Pontes, M. (2023) "Laona ventricosa" in OPK-Opistobranquis. Published: 16/04/2015. Accessed: 07/06/2023. Available at (

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